Visiting Students

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*Due to Covid-19, admissions to UG Visiting programs are temporarily suspended until further notice.

Besides the four-year programs, HKUST offers the following opportunities for students to study at HKUST for a short period of time.

Undergraduate Visiting Internship Students (Research Only)

  • Undergraduate students from institutions outside Hong Kong who wish to spend one to six months at HKUST to fulfill their directed research or internship assignment, which is part of their normal program of study at their home institution, may apply for admissions to HKUST as Undergraduate Visiting Internship Student (UGVIS). As a full-time student of HKUST, they would enroll in a special one-credit project course. They would neither be allowed to register for any other courses nor enroll in any specific programs.

Undergraduate Visiting Students (Coursework Only)

  • Alternatively, undergraduate students from institutions outside Hong Kong wishing to take taught undergraduate courses at HKUST on a short-term basis may seek enrolment as Undergraduate Visiting Student (UGVS).

Applicants should submit the application through our online application system.

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Spring Term enrollment
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Spring Term enrollment
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Early Oct
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Online application system opens
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Mid-Nov
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Application deadline
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By end of Nov
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Application results
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Early Dec
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Submission of visa application package
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(Applicable to non-local students only)
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Dec - Jan
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Pre-arrival preparation
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Early Feb
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Term commences
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Late May
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End of Term
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Fall Term enrollment
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Fall Term enrollment
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01 Apr
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Online application system opens
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31 May
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Application deadline
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By end of Jun
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Application results
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Early Jul
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Submission of visa application package
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(Applicable to non-local students only)
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Jul-Aug
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Pre-arrival preparation
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Early Sep
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Term commences
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Mid Dec
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End of Term
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Requirements
UG Visiting Student UG Visiting Intern
Visiting Student
  • Currently be a registered undergraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution outside Hong Kong; AND     
  • Have an educational background deemed satisfactory by the host department which accepts him/her as a visiting student; AND     
  • Have gained the agreement in advance from the home institution to register at HKUST as a visiting student; AND     
  • Meet HKUST’s English Language Admission Requirement shown below if not studying at an English medium institution    
Visiting Intern
  • Currently be a registered undergraduate student at a recognized tertiary institution outside Hong Kong; AND      
  • Have an educational background and educational standard in the English language deemed satisfactory by the host department which accepts him/her as an UG Visiting Intern; AND      
  • Have gained the agreement in advance from the home institution to register at HKUST as an UG Visiting Intern; AND      
  • Obtain the agreement from an HKUST faculty member of your interested Department/Division before submitting an application     
English Language Requirement
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